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The Daily Journal Profiles Steven Ragland for his Unique Hobby

The Daily Journal

In a profile of Keker, Van Nest & Peters partner Steven Ragland, the Daily Journal highlighted his former alter ego "Buttons" the clown and his juggling hobby that delights children, keeps him focused, and has proven to be an asset for his litigation work.

Steven told the Daily Journal, "It's a way to focus without having to think about anything in particular. It's certainly not meditation, but there is a meditative aspect to juggling because you're focused on something that prevents your mind from swimming."

"I really didn't know about his juggling, but it makes so much sense now. He's terrific at taking all these different threads and pursuing them while keeping everything in motion at the same time and never foreclosing on any one avenue," said Steven's client Cindy McAdam.

It turns out Ragland's background performing as a clown also provided meaningful training for his career as a litigator, the Daily Journal wrote. 

"There's a bit of fearlessness required for both," he explained. "And it helped me learn to command a room and command attention, which is important whether you're arguing to a judge or a jury."

Read the story here.